|White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War - Herman Melville|
LibriVox recording of White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, by Herman Melville. Read by James K. White. This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; Melville; US navy; USS United States; USS Neversink
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|The Point of Honor - Joseph Conrad|
LibriVox recording of "The Point of Honor", by Joseph Conrad. Read by Mark F. Smith. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter, long-drawn out struggle over the following fifteen years, interwoven with the larger conflict that provides its backdrop. At the beginning, Feraud is the one who jealously guards his honor and repeatedly demands satisfaction anew when a duelling ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; short story; Joseph Conrad; duel; Napoleonic wars; honor; the duellists
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|A Diary from Dixie - Mary Chesnut|
LibriVox recording of A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chesnut. Read by Laurie Anne Walden Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time...
Keywords: Confederacy; memoirs; history; Civil War; South Carolina; Librivox; audiobook
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